Flashcards in Chapter 5 Deck (11):
Why do unrelated plants often assume the same growth form in different parts of the world?
Which types of environmental conditions limit the distributions of plants?
What climatic conditions are used to define biomes?
What type of plants are found in each of the four biomes at temperature latitudes, and what environmental condition differs among these biomes?
Why is the boreal forest biomes found on several different continents, including North America, Europe, and Asia?
Explain why tropical rain forest experience two peaks of rainfall.
How can fire shift an area from one biome type to another?
Compare and contrast the factors used to categorize terrestrial biomes with those used to categorize aquatic biomes.
How do headwater streams and larger rivers differ in their major source of organic material?
How do littoral zone and the limnetic zone of a lake differ in their source of production?